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Essex Junction launches village walk-bike committee

Jason

Posted by on Mar 13 2013

In a unanimous vote last night, the Essex Junction trustees approved a proposal to establish a permanent village walk-bike committee.  This is a big step, and it signals real commitment on the part of the trustees to make walking and biking a priority.  Congratulations, Essex Junction! Setting up an official walk-bike advisory committee was one […]

Segways on the BTV Bike Path? Round Two.

Chapin

Posted by on Nov 24 2012
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In 2009, 802 Segways proposed guided Segway Tours on the Burlington Bike Path. A record 90 people commented on that blog post — and the responses were split 50/50 for and against having Segways on the path.  The business proposal was pulled and the issue remained largely dormant. Now, Rick Sharp — one of the […]

Ride, Ladies, Ride

annief

Posted by on Nov 08 2012
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Guest Writer Local Motion Member Annie Follett     Did you know that only 24% of women ride bikes, down from 30% ten years ago? In general, ridership has increased—and we should celebrate that—but guys overwhelmingly rule the road. Enter Charlene Wallace, Director of Operations at Local Motion. She recently attended the National Women’s Bike […]

Kohl’s Kids Bike Smart, a Moose, Helmets and Halloween

marycatherine

Posted by on Nov 08 2012

Bike helmets perched on the heads of firefighters, goldfish, princess-witches and Iron Men, while the audience watched a large moose receive a check from Kohl’s in the amount of $29,668.   Everything is possible on Halloween.   Magic happens. Through the partnership between Kohl’s and Vermont Children’s Hospital, Local Motion is able to continue the incredible […]

Stenciling the City, Burma Shaving the Streets

marycatherine

Posted by on Oct 22 2012
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Sometimes all you need is a gentle reminder. Maybe you’re walking down the sidewalk, texting a friend.  You’re about to step out onto the street, and right below your feet you see something unexpected… Or maybe you’re flying down the hill on your bike to do some shopping downtown.   You’re about to cross an […]

Got $70 Burning a Hole in Your Pocket?

Jason

Posted by on Jul 12 2012

HEADS UP:  the Burlington Police Department is stepping up enforcement of all traffic laws for bicyclists!  You could get a $70 ticket if (among other things) you: Go through a red light or stop sign Travel the wrong way on a one-way street Ride at night without lights (front and back) The police are also […]

In Search of a Bike Without a Chain

Chapin

Posted by on Jun 12 2012
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Guest Writer Local Motion Member Damon Lane Last fall my office moved from one mile away to two, and my beater commuter bike was falling apart. I began to search for a bike that provided transportation with no fuss. Not a bike for sport, and not for a hobby, for transportation. I’d ridden a bike […]

Learning Burlington’s History by Cycling the City

Chapin

Posted by on May 19 2012
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On a gorgeous Saturday morning, 15 cyclists joined Local Motion Executive Director Chapin Spencer and Local Motion Board Member Luis Vivanco on a 10-mile historic tour of Burlington.  The route followed the 10-mile Cycle the City loop developed by Local Motion, the City of Burlington and Lake Champlain Bikeways in 1998.  The route was recently […]

Come on States, Challenge Vermont Please!

Chapin

Posted by on May 07 2012
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One week into the first ever National Bike Challenge, Vermont is running away with first place! This nationwide challenge aims to get more people biking more often.  A slick on-line reporting system helps tens of thousands of cyclists around the country keep tabs on their riding this season. The problem is that 820 Vermonters have […]

VT Parent Watches Daughter Attempt Record for Pedaling Around the World!

Chapin

Posted by on Apr 30 2012
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UVM Transportation Research Center staffer Richard Watts enjoyed sharing his love for the outdoors and adventure with his daughter Kristina. Decades later, Kristina Storey and boyfriend Nic Arney are on their second continent bicycling around the world.  Kristina thinks she might even set the women’s world record for the fastest time accomplishing such a feat. […]

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